Author Archives: Jessica Barnett

Media: Wicked in Hartford

Check out the following articles from the 1st National Tour’s stop in Hartford, CT. “Wicked” Witch Speaks Out (interview with Dee Roscioli [Elphaba – 1NT; former Elphaba – Chicago, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago, San Francisco]) “Wicked” Tour at Hartford’s … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: September 5, 2011

Several former and current Wicked cast members were in the original Broadway cast of the musical Titanic: Alma Cuervo (former Morrible — 1NT), David Garrison (former Wizard — 1NT, Broadway, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco)  Jody Gelb (Morrible — 2NT; … Continue reading

Broadway.com Interviews Richard H. Blake

Check out this recent interview with Richard H. Blake (Fiyero – Broadway; former Fiyero – 1NT) done by broadway.com. Click here to read.

Nessa’s Niblets: July 12, 2011

Ana Gasteyer (former Elphaba – Chicago, Broadway) is best known for her six seasons on the tv show Saturday Night Live. Adam Lambert (former ensemble & u/s Fiyero – 1NT, Los Angeles) was the runner up on season 8 of … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: June 14, 2011

Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Broadway) recently sang for Queen Elizabeth II, at President Obama’s invitation, at the State Dinner. As a child, Laura Bell Bundy (original s/b Glinda – Broadway) played the character of young Sarah in the film Jumanji. … Continue reading

Norbert Leo Butz wins Tony Award

Congratulations to Norbert Leo Butz (original Fiyero – Broadway) for winning his second Tony Award of June 12, 2011. Mr. Butz won the category of Best Lead Actor in a Music for his performance in Catch Me If You Can. … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: May 18, 2011

I apologize for being a day late. Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway) was the standby for Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Broadway, London) in the role of Amneris in Aida on Broadway. Ben Vereen (former Wizard- Broadway) and Gene … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: April 26, 2011

Rue McClanahan (former Morrible – Broadway) was most well-known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Blanche Devereaux on the tv show ‘The Golden Girls.’ Richard Kline (former Wizard – 1NT) was is most well-known for his portrayal of Larry Dallas on … Continue reading

Amanda Jane Cooper to join 1st National Tour as Glinda

Amanda Jane Cooper will replace Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – 1NT) as Glinda on the 1NT on April 19, 2011. Here’s the playbill.com article for details. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/149625-National-Tour-of-Wicked-Will-Welcome-a-New-Glinda

Video Footage: Teal Wicks’ “My Space”

Check out this video of Teal Wicks (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – Los Angeles, San Francisco; former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles) showing off her dressing room on Broadway. Credit goes to broadway.com. The video is embedded for your … Continue reading